As an adjective foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As an adverb clownishly is
in a clownish, undignified, or foolish manner; absurdly, ridiculously.
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*:As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish , but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
In a clownish, undignified, or foolish manner; absurdly, ridiculously.
* 1916 , James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ,
- The swift December dusk had come tumbling clownishly after its dull day